March 19, 2018—Chris Cassirer, DC, president and CEO of Northwestern Health Sciences University, and two of the university’s educators were honored with awards Friday from the Minnesota Chiropractic Association recognizing their contributions to the chiropractic profession.
Cassirer received the Claudius Galen Award, which the MCA describes as “a special award given to recipients outside the profession who have made definite contributions to chiropractic.” The Galen Award is named after Claudius Galenus (AD 129-217), also known as Galen of Pergamon, a Roman physician and surgeon of Greek ancestry who was one of the most accomplished medical researchers of ancient times.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this important award from the MCA, which does so much to advance chiropractic in our state and beyond,” said Cassirer, who has served as the university’s president since 2014. “At Northwestern, we train the next generation of professionals to take our industry to the next level. We take that responsibility seriously and develop strong people as well as skilled practitioners. Northwestern and chiropractic in Minnesota have always been linked and always will be connected.”
Joseph Sweere, DC, a longtime Northwestern professor and director of the university’s H.C. Sweere Center for Clinic Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics, also was honored by the MCA with a Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award. Also, In addition, Jodi Dorpinghaus, DC, a Northwestern instructor in chiropractic methods, was recognized with the Outstanding Educator Award. The awards were presented at the MCA’s annual convention at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park.
“We’re pleased to recognize these three leaders from Northwestern for the work they do and their career achievements to advance chiropractic in Minnesota,” MCA President Craig Couillard said. “Their efforts have made our profession stronger, and we thank them for their service.”